In the lead up to Maaveerar Naal, Tamil university students across the Denmark held events to commemorate those who sacrificed their lives in the Tamil struggle for freedom.
Students at University of Aarhus, University of Copenhagen and SDU Odense held commemoration events on the 24th and 25th.
The remembrance event, ‘Youth Maaveerar Naal’, saw theatrical dance performances, poems, songs, and speeches dedicated to the lives sacrificed in the liberation struggle.
The event initiated with the lighting of the traditional lamp, before raising the Tamil national flag to a song in memory of the first death of a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) cadre, Lt Col. Shankar, who died in combat on November 27, 1982.
In speeches, the students recognized the importance of the next generation of the Tamil diaspora carrying on the “dreams of the Maaveerars” and “pursuing liberation.”